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Author Chat with Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant), Plus Giveaway!

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Global bestselling middle grade series SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT returns to the US this May!   Today we're excited to chat with Derek Landy , author of  Skulduggery Pleasant .   Read on for more about Derek and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Derek Landy !     Derek Landy lives...
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John
The cover looks intense, and our heroes sound like a good combo!
Thursday, 26 April 2018 22:05
Julie Daniels
Omg this sounds so amazing! I've seen and heard about the Skullduggery Pleasant series for ages but haven't really looked into it ... Read More
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:55
Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover, and it sounds like a good read!
Saturday, 19 May 2018 20:27
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Author Chat with Chandra Prasad, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Chandra Prasad , author of  Damselfly .   Read on for more about Chandra and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Chandra Prasad !   Chandra Prasad is the originator and editor of  Mixed , an anthology of short stories on the multiracial experience....
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Dianna G.
Each year, I read the book Hatchet with my students. Damselfly would be a great next step for the kids who love the survival them... Read More
Friday, 20 April 2018 20:18
Kara S
This cover image is striking, and the inherent suspense in the survival-driven drama of the storyline make this read irresistibly ... Read More
Saturday, 21 April 2018 01:46
John
Very unusual cover! I would like to learn more about the mysterious foes!
Monday, 23 April 2018 22:08
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Author Chat with Emma Carroll (Strange Star), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Emma Carroll , author of  Strange Star .   Read on for more about Emma and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Emma Carroll !      Emma Carroll was a high school English teacher before she retired to pursue writing full-time. She has...
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John
I recognized the Villa Diodati! Sounds like a great read!
Thursday, 05 April 2018 21:18
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful, love it! The synopsis sounds intriguing!
Monday, 09 April 2018 19:02
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful and mysterious. I really like the concept of the story.
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 23:08
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Interview with Audiobook Narrator January LaVoy (Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales)!

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Today we're excited to share an Interview with January LaVoy , audiobook cast narrator of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales .   Read on for more about January and her recent work! Meet  January LaVoy !       Named Publishers Weekly's "Audiobook Narrator of the Year" for 2013, January has...
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Antipodes (Michele Bacon)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Michele Bacon's  Antipodes Read on for more about Michele, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway! Meet  Michele Bacon !   I was born in Trumbull County, the only square county in Ohio, where books were my favorite means of escaping an...
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Author Chat with Jesse Andrews (MunMun), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Jesse Andrews , author of  MunMun .   Read on for more about Jesse and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Jesse Andrews !    Jesse Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and the...
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John
I've been wondering about this one, and the cover looks well-designed, and the plot sounds intriguing!
Thursday, 29 March 2018 23:02
Marisa Fort
Wow! The cover is awesome, it makes you look a little harder then the synopsis is amazing and shows why you should look more caref... Read More
Saturday, 31 March 2018 20:33
Kristi Housman
I like how the words really stand out so much on the cover (the title).
Friday, 06 April 2018 15:47
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: The Pros Of Cons (Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for     The Pros Of Cons   Read on for more about the authors, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet  Alison Cherry,  Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman ! I grew up in Evanston, IL,...
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Author Chat with Rachel A. Marks (Fire and Bone)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Rachel A. Marks , author of  Fire and Bone .   Read on for more about Rachel and her book!   Meet  Rachel A. Marks !     Rachel A. Marks is a cancer survivor, a writer and artist, a surfer and dirt-bike rider, chocolate...
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Author Chat with Lauren Magaziner (Wizardmatch), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Lauren Magaziner , author of  Wizardmatch .   Read on for more about Lauren and her book, plus a giveaway!     Meet  Lauren Magaziner !       Lauren Magaziner grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and is a proud graduate of Hamilton College....
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John
The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:27
Ellie O'Keefe
The cover caught my eye, and the talk of "intersectional feminism" sold me. Definitely adding to my TBR list.
Monday, 26 March 2018 13:26
Davianna Nieto
The cover is adorable and the synopsis is very interesting!
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:14
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Author Chat with Liz Kessler (Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Liz Kessler , author of  Emily Windsnap and the Fall of Forgotten Island .   Read on for more about Liz and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Liz Kessler !     Liz Kessler is the author of the  New York Times  best-selling...
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Dianna G.
I'm so thrilled there's a new Emily Windsnap title! My daughter loved this series SO MUCH when she was entering 5th grade, and ma... Read More
Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:27
John
The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:25
Davianna Nieto
That cover is absolutely stunning and the synopsis has me excited to continue the emily windsnap series!... Read More
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 21:05
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